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Article ID: 717851

Super-powered immune cells – leading the next cancer breakthrough

University of South Australia

Ground-breaking immune therapy promises to deliver vital evidence in the fight against cancer as researchers from the Centre for Cancer Biology open a new clinical trial using genetically engineered immune cells to treat solid cancers.

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21-Aug-2019 11:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 717843

Texas Mandate: Largest High Schools to Report All Concussions to Statewide Registry

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Starting this fall, the biggest public high schools in Texas are required to report all sports concussions to a central database as part of one of the nation’s largest statewide endeavors to track brain injuries in youth athletics.

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21-Aug-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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    21-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 717638

Texas Cities Increasingly Susceptible to Large Measles Outbreaks

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

The growing number of children arriving at Texas schools unvaccinated makes the state increasingly vulnerable to measles outbreaks. A 5% further decrease in vaccination rates that have been on a downward trend since 2003 would increase the size of a potential measles outbreak by up to 4,000%.

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19-Aug-2019 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 717766

Sleep-tracking apps may contribute to insomnia

UW Medicine

As students get ready to go back to school, some may think that using sleep-tracking apps will give them insight into whether they've had a good night's rest. But sleep experts say obsessing over their monitor results can keep people awake and anxious. Most of these apps have not been clinically validated and track only movement during sleep. Downloadable soundbites with Dr. Vishesh Kapur, co-medical director of the UW Medicine Sleep Center, are available for news outlets.

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21-Aug-2019 8:50 AM EDT

Article ID: 717796

ECP’s Exastar Project Seeks Answers Hidden in the Cosmos

Department of Energy, Office of Science

ExaStar aims to create simulations for comparison with experiments and observations to help answer a variety of questions: Why is there more iron than gold in the universe? Why is anything rarer than anything else? Why is finding transuranic elements on the face of the earth difficult?

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21-Aug-2019 12:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 717655

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Is Awarded Its Fourth Consecutive Designation as a Magnet® Organization for Excellence in Nursing Practice and Patient Care

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has been awarded Magnet® status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for the fourth consecutive time. This prestigious designation recognizes excellence in nursing practice and health care delivery and has been awarded to only 8% percent of hospitals in the United States.

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20-Aug-2019 2:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 717678

How Ergonomic Is Your Warehouse Job? Soon, an App Might Be Able to Tell You

University of Washington

Researchers at the UW have used machine learning to develop a new system that can monitor factory and warehouse workers and tell them how ergonomic their jobs are in real time.

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19-Aug-2019 3:55 PM EDT

Article ID: 717666

Argonne Delivers First Cryomodule for Fermilab Neutrino Experiment Accelerator

Argonne National Laboratory

Through a collaboration with DOE’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Argonne is supplying the first eight of 116 superconducting cavities that will create a stream of neutrinos for Fermilab’s Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE).

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19-Aug-2019 3:40 PM EDT

Article ID: 717656

Baylor Scott & White Health’s 15 Years of Research Brings More Access to Innovative Heart Care

Baylor Scott and White Health

On Aug. 16, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a minimally invasive open-heart surgery alternative for low surgical-risk patients following the successful outcome of the PARTNER 3 and Evolut LR clinical trials. Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple participated in the PARTNER 3 trial and Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas participated in the Evolut LR trial, following FDA approval of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for inoperable patients in 2012, high-risk patients in 2014 and medium-risk patients in 2017.

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19-Aug-2019 1:30 PM EDT

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